In related news, David Brock has a heart.
David Brock, the self-described reformed right-wing hitman who reinvented himself as a leading operative on the political left, is recovering from a heart attack he suffered early Tuesday morning, according to a statement from his chief of staff.
Brock had the heart attack while working in the Washington office of his non-profit groups Media Matters and American Bridge, and was quickly transported to a nearby hospital, where he “received prompt medical treatment,” according to the statement from Bradley Beychok.
Unfortunately, he’s reportedly expected to recover.
“We are looking forward to a swift recovery,” Beychok said in the statement, thanking the doctors and staff who treated Brock and asking for privacy as he recovers.
We wonder if piles of cocaine were found at the scene?
Last spring, some at Media Matters headquarters and in other parts of the progressive world were caught off guard by an interview Brock gave to Ben Smith at Politico, in which he promised to wage “guerrilla warfare and sabotage” against Fox News. “It was insane,” says a coworker. “David was totally manic at the time. We were all shocked.”
Friends say Brock, who has publicly admitted drug use in the past, was working obsessively and staying out late with compatriots. “They’d close [local bars] and party till six in the morning,” said one.
A number of people in Brock’s orbit believe he was regularly using illegal drugs, including cocaine. “It’s not like he was trying to keep it a secret,” says a female friend of Brock’s.